Sitting in a sweet little city park in Bloomsbury to read . Met this woman with 3 chocolate labs. Any animal or dog owner or lover, would immediately see that they were seniors. Indeed these sisters were 16, 14 and 13.
I had a lovely chat about the dogs, senior pets and humans. We spoke of the virtues of being a senior. We shared some viewpoints and disagreed on others.
She and her dogs walked away and we wished each other well. That her dogs lived through another winter and my goats would not forget me.
Enclosure cleaning day. All clean cage liners laid down today. Punch & Judi love their soft fleece cage liners that I have made for them.
My daughter says I’m guinea pig crazy. Well she could be right. I’m looking forward to looking at fabric shops in London for some cute or pretty fleece fabric to make more liners. They are easy to maintain and are machine washable. They are also Eco Friendly with an absorbent anti bacterial inner layer of Bamboo.
We had a terrible downpour just a bit ago. My girl Thelma was outside in her little pen. She had a top to protect her from drizzling but the rain came from all angles. My Thelma was cold and soaking wet. Not the first time she was drenched. Into the house, got wrapped up in a warm towel then a blow dry. Even her little feathered feet were soaking. She’s all dry and warm and will spend the night in the house.
My piggies Punch and Judi have a brand new hand made enclosure.
My boys were housed in a beautiful rabbit cage. It’s a lovely large cage. It actually seemed small after awhile. They needed more space to be happy silly piggies.
My husband took my vision and made a wonderful enclosure. The new enclosure is not on the floor. It’s now on a table for easy access for me and my bad back. It has a great open space for running and popcorning. There’s a separate section for fresh foods and water. There’s another separate section for the all important hay.
They have 2 large hide homes, one on either end of the enclosure. Both piggies can be inside together, if they choose.
A main difference in their new enclosure, besides space. My piggies are now housed on fleece instead of shavings. The benefit of fleece is 2 fold. Soft and gentle on tiny piggy feet and if made correctly, has an absorbent lining to collect the wee wee. It’s also cost effective. Piggies wee wee a lot and changing out shavings adds up.
My boys have a set being professionally made by a wonderful woman in the UK. She uses the best non pill polar fleece with an absorbent layer of Zorb which can hold X10 its weight in wee wee leaving the top layer of fleece dry and clean. The cage liners are machine washable and reversible. My order will be ready and delivered to my while I’m in London. In the meanwhile, I have made my own 1st set for my boys. The liners, pads and Snuggle Pouches have an Eco Friendly absorbent layer of bamboo. Clean up is easy, just sweeping up little poopies. They stay clean and dry.
Punch and Judi are learning where to find all the important items like water, kibble, fresh veggies and hay supply.
We got Judi first and his home was just fine. But, when we got Punch, it was clear that my 2 boys needed a larger enclosure.
Leif took my idea and went to work.
The finishing touches are going on soon. Not quite ready for my boys but I know they will LOVE their new home. They will be housed on fleece for their sweet little feet. Their first fleece liners will be made by me. Their real professional liners with wonderful absorbent inner layers will not arrive till July. No shavings but fleece which is soft, washable and economical.